For a healthy home, regular maintenance is mandatory. Keeping up with the maintenance needs may feel cumbersome at times. You don’t necessarily need to perform hefty tasks to ensure the health of your home. Here are a few simple tips that you can include in your lifestyle to ensure that your home looks new-like all the time.
1. Clean Your Lawn
Whenever a guest arrives at your doorstep, the first thing that they observe is your lawn. A clumsy lawn with outgrown weeds is criticised by all. Cleaning your lawn is thus very crucial to the aesthetic appearance of your home. People believe what they see. A clean, well-maintained lawn would be admired by all and this would let them perceive that your home is new.
2. Mop The Floors Daily
There are many unseen bacterias and dust particles hidden in the crevices between floor panels. Mopping the hard floors with cleaning agents is best to ensure that these bacterias do not spread any unwanted diseases. Mopping not only clears the floor of harmful bacteria but also maintains your floor shining. This is another way to keep your home new-like in the easiest of ways.
3. Fill The Cracks And Crevices
If you find any cracks and crevices in your home, you should fill them up. These cracks are the hiding places for a numerous number of pests. And we all know how these pests bring along a number of diseases with them. Filling these cracks would ensure that there’s no hiding place for these pests in your home. And your visitors would feel comfortable in your home.
4. Oil Hinges
The creaking noises that door and window hinges make are annoying. Don’t you feel as if you are entering a creepy house when you hear hinges creaking whenever the door is opened? One way to avoid this creepy feeling is to oil all the hinges of doors and windows.
5. Clean The Chimney
The chimney in your home helps keep the smoke out and keep your home warm in winters. Jeff Stewart from Homes in Meridian (https://www.homesinmeridian.com/) says that an important part of winter home maintenance is cleaning your fireplace and chimney, which decreases the spreading of soot in your home and reduces the risk of a safety hazard.
And of course, your home feels fresh and gains a new look every time you clean your chimney.
6. Repaint In Every Two To Three Years
Often the paint starts to peel off in a year or so. This again gives a creepy feel. Your home starts to feel as if it is a century old house. To give it a new look you should change your paint in every two to three years. Repainting your home also ensures that your home does not build up any molds and it stays as healthy as new.
7. Vacuum Clean Your Upholstery
Your upholstery like your curtains, your sofa set covers, your cushion covers, your carpets, and your rugs can trap dust. They have micro pores that can trap these tiny particles which are not cleaned off even with the help of a broom. And we all know, how this dust attracts dust mites and also not to neglect the formation of dust bunnies. The easiest and most effective way to clean your upholstery is to vacuum it.
8. Fix Your Furniture For Creaking Noises
Creaky furniture does not feel good at all. It is neither comfortable nor does it sound plush anymore. Get your creaking sofa sets and other furniture repaired. If the springs need replacement, fic it. If the foam is compressed and broken, change it. If the sofa fabric is torn, stitch it. Broken furniture is the worst of all things that make your home old and creepy. Don’t you feel as if you live in a haunted house with all these creaking noises of hinges and your furniture?
9. Change The Curtains To Match Your New Paint
Whenever you change the paint in your home, you should change your curtains as well. Get the curtains that match your style and compliment your new paint. Your curtains not only keep your home out of hot summer light but also adds an aesthetic appeal to your living room. Also, with time it might happen so, that your curtains may develop mould. In such a case, it is necessary to change the curtains. Never the less, you should still change your curtains to match with your new color scheme.
10. Keep A Close Check On The Plumbing System
The plumbing system in your home is your lifeline. Imagine a day without water supply, or dealing with a leaking pipe in your kitchen. You don’t want to experience that. Not that it makes you feel clumsy or anything, but it's just that a broken or damaged plumbing system would actually bring you unnecessary troubles. Keeping a close check on the plumbing system would ensure that you avoid any such instance.
11. Check Your Wiring Regularly
Another important system that you should keep a check on is your electrical wiring. You’ve already gone through with the cracks and crevices problem in your home. Having said that, there are rodents that may enter your wiring system and chew away your wiring. Or chewing away the insulation would be enough to give rise to a short circuit followed by a fire hazard. That is why it is very crucial that you keep a close check on the wiring system in your home. Keeping a close check on the wiring system can ensure that any hazard is prevented in time.
Now that you’ve gone through the list of things that need maintenance from time to time, you can easily understand their importance. Following these tips do not need any professional skills or help for that matter. You can assure the health of your home on your own. I hope that these tips help you maintain your home and make it look like new.